Imagine a world in which the NFL, the NBA and Major League Baseball all decided to move their seasons to the same time of year. It would be chaos, for fans and the professional sports business alike. And yet, in television, that's essentially what happens during pilot season.
The broadcast networks traditionally order pilots during the first few months of the year. From there, it's a race to find the best actors, hire a crew, build sets and produce a show before May, when the upcoming fall schedules are announced. The field has always been crowded, but this spring, several cable networks and online retailer-turned-programmer Amazon are also developing new shows that they hope will go to series (cable networks typically produce pilots throughout the year, usually avoiding the spring).
Thomas Haden Church and Claire Forlani have dropped out of Showtime's new comedy, Episodes.
Thomas Haden Church joins LeBlanc in Episodes
Church's exit is due to a scheduling conflict, but no reason has been ...
Thomas Haden Church has been cast alongside Matt LeBlanc in Showtime's new comedy Episodes, according to Variety.
Matt LeBlanc to star in Showtime and BBC's Episodes
Church will play ...
Having previously had brushes with Spider-Man and some enchanting merlots Thomas Haden Church next will have a brush with paint on it playing 1950s60s artist Walter Keane in the biopic Big Eyes The title of course refers to Keanes bread-and-butter a series of work depicting truly frightening large-peepered children Kate Hudson also stars in the film Matt Mitovich
Asked why the Western continues to resonate in the assorted entertainment media, Church says, "It's uniquely American. The English have Shakespeare, the Japanese have the great Samurai melodramatic romances. It's actually a very narrow sliver of American history that has been deservedly canonized. It's a unique period like no other."The "guiding light" lady asks, "Where do you get your inner strength?" Church goes, "Uh
fiber?" Room fills with laughter. Get what you ask for. Reflecting on his career beginnings, Church says, "The very first thing I did that had any significance was a guest appearance on Cheers. David Angel happened to be on the set and thought I might be right for the character of Lowell on Wings. He gave me some sound advice early on dont quit the show."